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How smart friendly robots can transform local delivery

  Set up and run by Skype co-founders Ahti Heinla and Janus Friis, Starship Technologies are leading a revolution in local delivery. Introducing “smart, friendly” delivery robots that travel the pavements alongside the general public, they know their location, can navigate pedestrian traffic and leave practically no environmental footprint. We talked to Allan Martinson, Starship’s…

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Retail Trends Factfile: E-commerce

53% of European sales will be affected by a digital channel. (Forrester, 2015) 21% of European online adults regularly research products online, even though 26% do not regularly buy online. (Forrester, 2015) Online checkouts are still too complicated. As many consumers abandon their shopping because the checkout is too complicated as want to ponder on…

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Retail Trends Factfile: Smartphones

When looking to make a purchase, US consumers use their phones for various aspects. 61% use it to compare prices, 50% use it to research different products, 46% use it to find the nearest store location and 13% use it to make a purchase. (TimeTrade, 2015) More than half of UK retailers (55%) have a…

Hussein Chalayan flagship store design retail trends interview 2016

Hussein Chalayan on his new flagship store, brand values and the importance of offline space

Chalayan is one of the most exciting and innovative contemporary luxury fashion brands. Since his Central Saint Martins graduation collection, which was buried with iron fillings in his garden to create an instant archaeological fashion site, Hussein Chalayan has been known for his theatrical use of technology and design. His Spring/Summer 2016 show featured a shower that…

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The Future Of The Fitting Room

  According to a study by Accenture, 70% of online clothing sales are returned due to them not fitting. With this in mind, it’s clear that the ability to try on products is an important one. An integral part of anyone’s retail experience is the fitting room, and getting it right, has recently become a…